Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche:
A visit under the sign of environmental and animal protection
Life is precious: Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche came to northern Germany in May 2019 as a committed environmentalist and animal rights activist. The visit under the umbrella of Live To Love has left a lasting impression on many. Stops included the Wilhelm-Gymnasium, the Sternenbrücke children's hospice and the Warder Ark.
During a panel discussion at the Wilhelm-Gymnasium in Hamburg entitled "Environmental Protection", Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche explained the connections and dependencies that determine life on earth. He addressed the students as the "Leaders of the Future" and drew their attention to the need to review and change their consumption habits. Participants in the discussion were school principal Martin Richter, philosophy teacher Joachim Trucks, Nele Brebeck from Fridays for Future Hamburg, and the school spokesman and moderator, Julius von Bismarck.
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A Gingko tree for the "Sternenbrücke" children's hospice
In recognition and appreciation of the great commitment of hospice founder Ute Nerge and her team for seriously ill children, Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche planted a Gingko tree on the same day on the hospice grounds. He wished a deep awareness of the appreciation of all life. Violinist Jansen Folkers accompanied the moving tree planting ceremony with a performance of his art.
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Visit of the animals in the Warder Ark
Another stop on the visit was the Warder Ark in Schleswig-Holstein, a place for domestic animal breeds that have become rare and are threatened with extinction. Here the animals find - according to their respective nature - optimal conditions. The director, Prof. Dr. Dr. Frölich, gave a tour of the extensive grounds and explained the concept of the park. Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche received many suggestions for the expansion of his animal protection project "Live to Rescue" in Ladakh. Together with the team of Live To Love, Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche planted a sycamore maple in the landscape park. We thank Prof. Dr. Dr. Frölich and his team for their warm hospitality! May all the wishes that were anchored with the tree plantings come true!
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